In The Glass – Lo Corb 2011

lo-corbThings tend to get slow on this site when other stuff is going on which in this case is currently the work on revising the Priorat book. This means catching up on the latest news from cellars and then tasting several hundred wines from the region so that wine lovers everyone can get their hands on the newest info from this exalted region.

It was by way of this that I came across Lo Corb. This is a flying wine that comes from a vineyard owned by Albert Soriano and his wife, Merichu two residents of Tarragona. They planted it in 2000 in Bellmunt and started making their own, small production wine in 2010, using the facilities of a cellar in Gratallops. It was a great find in that it’s a very good wine and the price is really hard to beat for a wine that sees 12 months of barrel aging. They only make about 2,000 bottles, so good luck in finding it, but if you do, enjoy the crap out of it.

Lo Corb 2011
A layered nose of orange blossoms, slate, leather, black pepper, and buttery aspects. The body is full and rounded out by the aging regimen, but stays balanced through the finish.

80% Grenache, 20% Carignan 14.5% 10€